n.1.(Class. Myth.) The goddess of the rainbow, and swift-footed messenger of the gods.
2.The rainbow.
3.An appearance resembling the rainbow; a prismatic play of colors.
4.(Anat.) The contractile membrane perforated by the pupil, and forming the colored portion of the eye. See Eye.
5.(Bot.) A genus of plants having showy flowers and bulbous or tuberous roots, of which the flower-de-luce (fleur-de-lis), orris, and other species of flag are examples. See Illust. of Flower-de-luce.
6.(Her.) See Fleur-de-lis, 2.
7.(Zool.) the inner circle of an oscillated color spot.
8.same as iris diaphragm.
Noun1.iris - plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
2.iris - muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil; it forms the colored portion of the eye
3.iris - diaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening
Synonyms: iris diaphragm
1.(body)IRIS - Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship of Brown University (Providence RI).
2.Iris - An object-oriented DBMS.
Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (org., Canada) To see an iris in your dream, represents the mystery of life. You future is unpredictable with many surprises.Dalmatian, antigorite, baby blues, band, banjo eyes, bar, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, blotch, bright eyes, butterfly, candy cane, chameleon, check, checker, cheetah, chrysotile, clear eyes, confetti, cornea, crazy quilt, dapple, dot, eye, eyeball, eyelid, firedog, flake, fleck, freckle, goggle eyes, harlequin, iridesce, iridize, jaguar, lens, leopard, lid, mackerel, mackerel sky, maculate, marble, marbled paper, marbleize, moire, mother-of-pearl, motley, mottle, nacre, naked eye, nictitating membrane, ocelot, oculus, opal, opalesce, ophite, optic, optic nerve, orb, organ of vision, patchwork quilt, peacock, peeper, pepper, polychrome, polychromize, popeyes, pupil, rainbow, retina, saucer eyes, sclera, serpentine, serpentine marble, shot silk, spangle, speck, speckle, spectrum, splotch, spot, sprinkle, starry orbs, stigmatize, stipple, streak, striate, stripe, stud, tattoo, tessellate, tortoise shell, unaided eye, variegate, vein, visual organ, zebra
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Iridoprocne bicolor
-- Iris --
Iris cristata
Iris diaphragm
iris family
Iris filifolia
Iris florentina
Iris foetidissima
Iris germanica
Iris germanica florentina
Iris kaempferi
Iris kochii
Iris Murdoch
Iris pallida
Iris persica
Iris pseudacorus
iris scanning
Iris tingitana
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